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Ben & Hannah

10-26-2019


 

This wedding took place in a town that is very near to our hearts, Washington, GA. It is where I spent a good portion of my life in high school growing up and my parents still call it home. So for us, it was a bit of a reunion seeing many familiar faces. I first met Hannah in High school, so when they contacted us about doing photography for their wedding, of course we were super excited!

Hannah and Ben are two peas in a pod! It was so cute capturing their romantic shots after the I Do’s and seeing just how well their personalities played off of one another. It’s nice to be a part of something so beautiful happening in the lives of old friends and being a part of making sure it goes perfectly!

The ceremony took place at Callaway Farms, in Washington….And the coolest part? This is the first wedding there of many to come. The farm is now an official wedding venue owned by the brides family and just look at that ceremony site! !t’s such a beautiful backdrop with a lot of gorgeous options for photos that we enjoyed taking full advantage of!

The reception was held at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in the downtown square of Washington, Ga. It’s always a classy option with an amazing garden area out back that helps seat large groups of people. During the reception, there were super emotional speeches and a lot of beautiful moments then it quickly moved into an amazing celebration full of dancing and laughter and we have to say that the dj was so good! As the night went on they danced with their friends and family before they drove off as Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie! Congrats to the happy couple and we are excited for what the future holds for your lives together!

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Makeup - Paula Stevens and Mahlory Wood of E-Clips Salon

Flowers & Decor - Carol McTier of McTier Family Farms

Venue - The Sale Barn at Callway Farms / The Fitzpatrick Hotel

DJ - Pirone Entertainment

Caterer - Hannah's family prepping + Pam and Newton Gunter serving

Cake - Megan Kennedy (friend of the family)

Officiant - Allen Stephens (Hannah's Godfather)

Eby & Angel

10-12-2019


 

We first met Eby and Angel at a local coffee shop to talk over details of their day. We just loved the idea of the traditional African aspects they were going to be incorporating.

Once the big day arrived, we met with Angel at her hotel to get photos of the details, and then met with the guys to capture them getting ready. There was such a calm atmosphere among the groomsmen and the groom as Eby took some time to read his bible in the down time.

We then went back to get pictures of Angel getting hair and makeup done….doesn’t she look breath taking? Her bridesmaids played fun music throughout the morning and sipped on cocktails as they anxiously awaited the time when they could leave for the venue.

The wedding was held at the new community center in Aiken called the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center. It was the first wedding that was held there, and we were very impressed with the space.

The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt and after they said ‘I Do’ the couple went off together to change into the more traditional clothing for the reception. Right after the ceremony, the pastor prayed a blessing over all of the married couples there and it was such a beautiful thing to be a part. We so love sharing and learning in other cultures, so this wedding was really fun for us.

We absolutely loved working with Eby and Angel and wish them all the happiness that the future has to bring them.

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Makeup - J’Dior Artistry

Hair - StyleMeRiche’

Venue - Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center

DJ - Amplified Events

Caterer - Altee Hicks

Cake - Cakes by Rosemary’s Daughters

Decor - Final Touch

Charlie & Hannah

9-14-2019


 

Some months ago, we got to meet Charlie and Hannah and their dads for their engagement session and very quickly started to have a great time getting to know them and joke around. Fast forward to Saturday after speaking with them and Hannah’s sister/maid of honor helping plan for months, the day went beautifully! We started off with the girls at The Bobbi Pin Salon in Martinez and enjoying them getting their hair and makeup done while watching the game.

After a little while, we all headed over to Wesley UMC just down the road for the rest of getting ready and the ceremony. The ceremony went off without a hitch and they tied the knot in front of all their friends and family and you can see the pure joy as they were announced husband and wife and they walked back up the aisle together as the Folsoms! Directly after the ceremony, we hung around to do some family photos at the church and a few with the bridal party and couple but wanted to focus on getting most of those at the next location, the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Once they arrived there in their limo, we walked down to the bride and photographed the entire bridal party and some more individuals and a sweet moment where Jack and Charlie hugged each other in a loving brother moment. Shortly after we dismissed and took the bride and groom for some couples photos around the area briefly and they rode back up to the reception at the top of the hill where would meet back up with them before they were introduced into the reception.

We had previously worked with Amplified events and The Silver Palm Catering and so we quickly felt at home and had an amazing time working with the perfect team and they came in straight into their first dance and then some speeches from the maid of honor, one of the best men and Hannah’s father. It was clear they were all very proud and loved the couple together, Jack had some funny stories and a little bit of a roast of his brother which was hilarious! Rebecca had a big reveal of her wedding gift and speech prop. We have to say that the gift (seen below) was very fitting for the chemistry majors and was made custom with a lot of thought and intention which was really cool! Hannah’s father then came up to thank everyone involved behind the scenes and gave a very warm thank you to the coordinator which was also both of his daughters’ elementary school teacher.

The night continued on into eating some amazing dinner, a father daughter dance along with a lot of other dancing, cake cutting and pure joy that seemed to be the general feel of the room. Come time for the exit, we coordinated everyone into two lines with the glow sticks they had purchased and they had one last big kiss and drove away into the night as newly weds! Cheers to the Folsoms and we wish you both many happy years of marriage and look forward to seeing what the future holds for you!

 
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Vendors List

Photography - Beauty & Beard Photography @beautyandbeardphoto

Hair / Makeup - Amber from The Bobbi Pins Salon

Flowers - Flowers on Broad

Ceremony Venue - Wesley United Methodist Church

Reception Venue - Savannah Rapids Pavilion

DJ - Amplified Events

Caterer - The Silver Palm Catering

Cake - Publix

Macaroons - Tree House Macaron

Erik & Caroline

8-18-2019


 

We got to meet Erik & Caroline over coffee back in May and help go over a lot for this wedding but, we were so excited as soon as they mentioned their ring Bear. That’s their dog’s name by the way, “Bear”. He was such a good boy and they were such an amazing couple so we knew we would love this wedding day but, I don’t think we actually knew how much!

Fast forward to August 18th, the wedding day! We got there a little early to work on details and say hey to everyone. We felt right at home with the girls and Morgan got to sing along with the Jonas Brothers they had playing in the girls room while photographing some of the makeup and hair getting done which, if I am being honest, is pretty much her natural state of being. So we photographed the details and snuck off with the dress before the guys showed up so Erik didn’t see and then they showed up a little bit later and so we split off and I went with the guys a little bit later. Their entire bridal party pretty much had us laughing the entire day and were easy to work with which is amazing!

Once everyone was ready we setup for a first look but with a surprise twist! She was going to stay in her robe and hide behind her cutout of Buddy the Elf with a bow tie on and it quickly turned into the funniest and cutest moment between the two of them. Right after that moment had finished, we started taking everyone over to where the horses had run up to have some photos of the girls in their custom robes and a few featuring Erik also. It was literally perfect timing for all of the horses to run up to eat and play (one of them was standing over his food and rolling in it being super playful, it was hilarious) so of course we took advantage before the girls all went and got in their dresses. Fast forward a little to the ceremony and we witnessed one of the most beautiful and intimate ceremonies where they exchanged their own hand written vows to each other and talked about how they met in Ocean City 10 years ago, how they had time apart during college but never completely, how she straight up called it that they would get married one day even though he thought she was crazy, how they lift each other up time and time again and now after all these years, they finally got to tie the knot! We loved hearing all of the vows but, the man vowed to make her all the Rosemary/Lavender drinks that her heart desires which seems like a good deal!

Right after the ceremony we hopped into family photos quickly and then whisked them away for some romantic couples photos in the sunset with the horses (we like to call them neigh neighs) and then drove them over to this beautiful pecan orchard right across the road. Perry’s Landing has so much to offer in such a close distance so, we had to take advantage while there was time and it was a blast to let the couple relax a little bit and just enjoy being together and taking it in some. We got them back to the venue with time to spare so they hung out in the house that they got ready in with their bridal party for a bit and then headed up to be announced into the reception. It quickly turned into a beautiful night of fun, laughter, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet tossing, tie throwing and beautiful speeches talking about family and new family that we are excited to go back and listen to for the highlight film soon! Later on after more dancing, we got to send them off with a beautiful sparkler exit which was a perfect color filled end to a perfect wedding day!